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Bridget Lyons - WorkFirst Student of the Quarter

WorkFirst GED® Student of the Quarter Bridget Steps into Her Future

I didn’t complete high school, dropping out in the 10th grade (age 16). In 2009 I had my first child and never thought that I would be able to go back to school until I registered here at Green River Community College. The GED® program here is so convenient and everyone is very friendly. Now I’ve completed my GED® certificate and am furthering my education to get my Administrative Assistant Certificate.

From the beginning, the process was clear and achievable: taking the CASAS test, enrolling in the GED® classes, passing the GED® tests and then beginning my college level classes. I realize that I can be a mom and a student! I love Green River and would recommend this school to anyone!

 

GED® Classes

Green River offers General Education Development (GED®) preparation classes to help students successfully pass the GED® exam that includes five tests: language arts-writing, language arts-reading, social studies, science, and mathematics.

GED® preparation classes are available for students who are 16 years of age or older. Students under the age of 19 will need a signed Request for Approval to Test General Educational Development (GED®) Certificate in order to attend GED® preparation classes and take the GED® exam.

For additional information regarding GED® preparation classes, please contact the Green River Basic Skills office at (253) 833-9111, ext 2315.

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Steps to Enroll

  1. Sign up for a WorkFirst (TANF) Orientation online or call (253) 833-9111, ext. 2211.
  2. Apply for admissions at the Zgolinski Welcome Center (ZWC) or online - (253) 833-9111, ext. 6000.
     
    • Students under the age of 19 cannot apply on online.
  3. Take the ABE CASAS Assessment In the Basic Skills Office, RLC-125 - (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
     
    • Please call the Green River Basic Skills Office for ABE CASAS Assessment dates and times.
      Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
    • The CASAS takes 2.5 hours.
  4. Register for Basic Education or GED® classes at the Basic Skills Office in RLC-125- (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
    • Please call the Green River Basic Skills Office for registration dates and times. Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
  5. Go to Workforce Education Office, BI-19 - (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315. Once you are registered for class, go to the Workforce Education Office in BI-19 or call the office and request a tuition hold. A tuition hold needs to be placed the same day you register for class otherwise you will be dropped from the class. After placing the hold we will contact your DSHS case manager and update your IRP. Once the IRP is updated we can pay the GED® tuition fee.
  6. Request GED® Testing voucher: When you are ready to take the GED® tests, contact the WorkFirst Coordinator in the Workforce Education Office (BI-19) to request a voucher to pay for the testing. THE VOUCHER MUST BE REQUESTED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO TESTING. The day you take the test, go to the Financial Aid office (LC-231) to pick up the voucher and then proceed to the Assessment and Testing Center (ZWC-114) to take the test. The GED® tests are given every Monday from 9 am to 7 pm. If you are NOT enrolled in a GRCC GED® class at the time of the request, contact your DSHS case manager to obtain a voucher.